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Aorograptus

Pterobranchia - Anisograptidae

Taxonomy
Aorograptus was named by Williams and Stevens (1991) [Sepkoski's age data: O Trem-u Sepkoski's reference number: 946]. Its type is Bryograptus victoriae.

It was assigned to Anisograptidae by Williams and Stevens (1991); and to Dendroidea by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1991Aorograptus Williams and Stevens p. 23
2002Aorograptus Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumHemichordataBateson 1885
RankNameAuthor
classPterobranchiaLankester 1877
classGraptolithina(Bronn 1849)
Graptoloida
familyAnisograptidaeBullman 1950
genusAorograptus

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
S. H. Williams and K. K. Stevens 1991Pendent or declined rhabdosome with regular, commonly delayed, dichotomous
branching from two primary stipes. Sicula and most autothecae with bithecae; autothecae composed of simple, dichgraptid-like tubes, commonly curved with fairly high distal inclinations, stipes relatively robust.